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Connie Dugan Elementary School

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Posted July 17, 2013

We've been there from the start of it all and it keeps getting better. Great teachers and office staff....right down to the janitors!! It's very well organized and super clean. Glad to be a part of such a geat school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2012

I LOVE Dugan Elementary School. I have had two kids here and every teacher has been amazing. The teachers truly care about the performance of every student. Everyone is like a family here. The school is very clean. The staff is very friendly, custodians, office staff, administrators, all of them. Parents are felt welcomed and there are always opportunities to volunteer. It's a GREAT school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2010

This is the first year that my daughter has attended school in Paulding County. And, I couldn't be more pleased with the staff at Dugan Elementary. Everyone has been very welcoming and kind. My daughter is in the second grade, and is unfortunately struggling w/ some mood, learning and behavior problems. But her teacher(s) have the greatest patience and understanding with her. There have been several conferences, etc. with her teacher, principal and para-pros and they all are very concerned and supportive! Honestly, I am amazed w/ this school!! And, couldn't imagine any parent being dissatisfied. With my daughter having younger sisters, they will soon be attending school with her. And, I know that I will not have to second guess the care, structure and direction that the wonderful teachers at Dugan will give them!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2010

Dugan Elementary from the first day they opened, I believe in 2005/06 has been the most wonderful school. My son was re-zoned there when they opened. He was in the first grade. They have an open door policy. You can participate, help out and just volunteer as much or as little as you want. They focus on quality teaching and truly nurture their students. Dugan is like a humongous family. I can't say enough about the PTA, they do EVERYTHING that needs doing. We had to move and went to another school (which is top rated) and there was no personality. After going to Dugan you are plain spoiled. I just hope Austin Middle is just as good. Marvelous school. Shout out to the office staff whose own kids have attended. Judy, Danielle, Marie just to name a few.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2010

Dugan is great place for learning! They keep Dugan clean and safe! They strive for the very best from there students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2009

Dugan has been wonderful! This is my child's first year here and I've been very pleased with everything. I'm so thankful for the committed teachers and staff. Before this year my child had been at the other school for a long time and I was hoping that my child would adjust well and he has!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

I have 3 kids at this school. The teachers are wonderful they have helped my kids Greatly!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 4, 2009

this is the most best school i ever put my kid in and she will be in 5 grade this year and i'm very sad that in 2 years she will be in middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2009

My kids continue to thrive each year at Dugan Elementary. The staff is very nurturing and supportive of the kids individual needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2009

My 1st daughter goes to this school and I have no complaints about it. The safety protocols are more than I expected. I am also impressed with the speed at which new concepts are introduced to her. Reading is greatly encouraged at home which helps me as a parent to stay on top of her learning to read well. So far so good. I will also have a kindergartner starting there fall 2009
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2008

I have a k and 3rd grader.They are wonderful about getting your child more one on one if having problems focusing.They are not left behind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2008

We have a Kindergartner and a First grader. Dugan Elementary is more than we could have ever hoped for. Both my children's teachers are very involved and give personal attention to each student. I have witnessed this. I was so nervous about putting my kids in school, but my feelings are put at ease at Dugan. My kids talk with excitement on what they are learning and the fun things that surround them every day. The principal is caring and she has it together. We are proud to be a part of Dugan Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2008

Dugan is a wonderful school. My child has been going there since it opened. I could not ask for better teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2008

This school is wonderful and is a great tribute to Connie Dugan. The staff is very nurturing and supportive. My kids have attended since it opened and I feel as if their teachers were hand-picked for them as they all have been the perfect fit for guidance & learning - Duncan (3rd), Keiser (2nd), Moon (1st), Mims (K) - all excellent teachers who love kids and teaching! Thank you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2008

I have two children at Dugan. My oldest child started 2nd grade on the opening day of Dugan. Which now well start 5th grade next fall. My other child will be in 2nd grade next fall. We love Dugan Elementary. The teachers are great there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2006

I have two children at Dugan. One in the 5th grade and one in the 1st grade. Up until two years ago my children attended a private school and I was very reluctant to place them in a public school system but thought we would try for one year and see how it went. I could not have been happier with our decision to enroll in Dugan. The teachers are wonderful and far more involved with the students outside of class than I expected. We've had teachers attend basketball games on their free time to watch my children play. If there is any issue or concern the teachers are just an E-mail away and they actually respond very quickly. To me Dugan is a model for what Parents and Teachers can do for children when they work together.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

i moved to ga from buffalo and i am very pleased at how my daughter who started out at dugan in kindergarten and now in first grade has adjusted. the teachers are wonderful as well as the principal. unfortunately we will probably be moving again, and i can only hope the next school will be as good as dugan has been.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

I am very pleased with the staff at Dugan Elementary School. My daughter is in the fifth grade and since attending Dugan her grades have improved tremendously. Her teacher's attitude towards learning is priceless because my daughter did not believe that she could ever be good at math. Since the beginning of the school year her grades have improved so much and it is due to the methods her teacher uses to instill confidence and create an atmosphere that is conducive to learning. I would recommend Dugan to any parent that is looking for a school that will create a positive attitude towards learning and provide your child with the opportunity to maximize. his/her potential
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 86% in 2010.

139 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

139 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

139 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2010.

133 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

133 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

133 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 88% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 83% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
82%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 90% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
82%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 94% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
76%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
74%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2012.

137 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
83%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA) to students in grades 5 and 8. The MGWA is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 68% 44%
Black 19% 37%
Hispanic 8% 12%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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